J. F. Bernard, 1723. First Edition. Leather. Folio - between 12" - 15" Tall. / No Jacket. Item #00519968
Superb set in period full brown leather, spines with raised bands and elaborate gilt tooling, covers bordered in gilt, edges stained red, marbled endpapers (bindings have some rubbing and nicking to spine tips; text and plates crisp and fresh. 5 volumes in seven (Vol. 1 (1723), Vol 1 premiere partie (1723); Vol. 2 (1723), Vol. 2 premiere partie (1728); Vol. 3 (1733); Vol. 4 (1736); and Vol. 5 (1737); issued consecutively 1723-1737. One of the most important sets issued in the history of costume, and of religion (particularly for the images of Jewish ritual).B/w Engraved Plates.